Holy Spirit in the Bible

General scriptures concerning

  • Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
  • Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
  • Genesis 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?
  • Also Exodus 31:3; 35:31; Numbers 27:18; Nehemiah 9:20; Job 16:19; 32:8; 33:4; Psalm 51:11-12; 103:9; 139:7; Isaiah 4:4; 6:8; 11:2; 28:6; 30:1; 32:15; 40:13; 42:1; 44:3-4; 48:16; 51:12; 54:13; 59:19,21; 61:1; 63:10-11,14; Ezekiel 36:27; 37:9,14; 39:29; Joel 2:28-29; Micah 2:7; 3:8; Haggai 2:5; Zechariah 4:1-7; 12:10; Matthew 1:18,20; 3:11,16-17; 4:1; 10:20; 12:28; 28:19; Mark 1:10; 12:36; 13:11; Luke 1:15,35,67; 2:25-27; 3:22; 4:18; 11:13; 12:12; 24:49; John 1:9,32-33; 3:5-6,34; 4:14; 6:45,63; 7:38-39; 14:16-17,26; 15:26; 16:7-14; 20:22; Acts 1:2,5,8,16; 2:2-4,33,38; 4:8,31; 5:3-4,9,32; 6:5; 7:51; 8:15-19; 9:31; 10:19-20,44-47; 11:15-16,24; 13:2,4,9,52; 15:8,28; 16:6-7; 19:2-6; 20:28; Romans 1:4; 5:3-5; 8:1-27; 9:1; 11:33-34; 14:17; 15:13,16,18-19,30; 1 Corinthians 2:4,10-14; 3:16; 6:11,19; 12:3-11; 2 Corinthians 1:22; 3:3,6,8,17-18; 5:5; 6:4,6; 13:14; Galatians 3:2-3,14; 4:6; 5:5,17-18,22-23,25; 6:8; Ephesians 1:12-14,17; 2:18,22; 3:5,16; 4:3-4,30; 5:9,18; 6:17-18; Philippians 1:19; 2:1; Colossians 1:8; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6; 4:8-9; 5:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 1:7,14; Titus 3:5-6; Hebrews 2:4; 3:7; 6:4; 9:14; 10:15,29; 1 Peter 1:2,11-12,22; 3:18; 4:14; 2 Peter 1:21; 1 John 2:20; 3:24; 4:2,13; 5:6-8; Jude 19-20; Revelation 1:4; 2:7,11,29; 4:5; 5:6; 11:11; 14:13; 19:10; 22:17.



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See also McClintock and Strong Cyclopedia for Holy Spirit.



  • Genesis 41:38 And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is?


  • Exodus 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
  • Exodus 35:31 And he hath filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship;

The seventy elders

  • Numbers 11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.


  • Numbers 24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him.


  • Numbers 27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

The Judges


  • Judges 3:10 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he judged Israel, and went out to war: and the LORD delivered Chushanrishathaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushanrishathaim.


  • Judges 6:34 But the Spirit of the LORD came upon Gideon, and he blew a trumpet; and Abiezer was gathered after him.


  • Judges 11:29 Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah, and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.


  • Judges 13:25 And the Spirit of the LORD began to move him at times in the camp of Dan between Zorah and Eshtaol.
  • Judges 14:6 And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.
  • Judges 14:19 And the Spirit of the LORD came upon him, and he went down to Ashkelon, and slew thirty men of them, and took their spoil, and gave change of garments unto them which expounded the riddle. And his anger was kindled, and he went up to his father's house.

King David

  • 1 Chronicles 28:11-12 Then David gave to Solomon his son the pattern of the porch, and of the houses thereof, and of the treasuries thereof, and of the upper chambers thereof, and of the inner parlours thereof, and of the place of the mercy seat, 12 And the pattern of all that he had by the spirit, of the courts of the house of the LORD, and of all the chambers round about, of the treasuries of the house of God, and of the treasuries of the dedicated things:

The prophets


  • 2 Chronicles 15:1 And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:


  • 2 Chronicles 24:20 And the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah the son of Jehoiada the priest, which stood above the people, and said unto them, Thus saith God, Why transgress ye the commandments of the LORD, that ye cannot prosper? because ye have forsaken the LORD, he hath also forsaken you.
  • Zechariah 1:1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,


  • Ezekiel 8:3 And he put forth the form of an hand, and took me by a lock of mine head; and the spirit lifted me up between the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate that looketh toward the north; where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh to jealousy.
  • Ezekiel 11:1 Moreover the spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the LORD'S house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men; among whom I saw Jaazaniah the son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes of the people.
  • Ezekiel 11:5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.
  • Also Ezekiel 11:24.


  • Daniel 4:8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,


  • Luke 1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying,


  • Luke 1:41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:


  • Luke 2:25-26 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ.

The disciples

  • Acts 6:3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
  • Acts 7:55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
  • Acts 8:29 Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot.
  • Also Acts 9:17; 10:45.



  • Isaiah 63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
  • Matthew 12:31-32 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
  • Also Mark 3:29; Luke 2:10; 12:10; Acts 5:3,9; 7:51; 8:18-22; Ephesians 4:30; Hebrews 10:29; 1 John 5:16.


  • Genesis 6:3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
  • Deuteronomy 32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
  • Psalm 51:11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
  • Also Proverbs 1:24-28; Jeremiah 7:29; Hosea 4:17-18; 5:6; 9:12; Matthew 15:14; Luke 13:7; Romans 1:24,26,28.




  • Genesis 6:3-7 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years. 4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. ...

People of Sodom

  • Genesis 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.
  • Genesis 19:24-25 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven; 25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.


  • Numbers 14:26-45 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: 29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, ...
  • Also Deuteronomy 1:42; 28:15-68; 31:17-18.


  • Judges 16:20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.


  • 1 Samuel 16:14 But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him.
  • 1 Samuel 18:10-12 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul's hand. 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice. 12 And Saul was afraid of David, because the LORD was with him, and was departed from Saul.
  • Also 1 Samuel 19:9-11; 20:30-33; 22:7-19; 28:15-16; 2 Samuel 7:15.
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